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Vancouver is the most expensive city in North America

DH Vancouver Staff Feb 17, 2014 10:13 am

Tokyo has once again reclaimed its top spot as the world’s most expensive city. The annual Worldwide Cost of Living Survey conducted by the Economist Intelligence Unit also concludes that Vancouver is the most expensive city in North America.

Vancouver remains the most expensive city on the continent, edging out New York City by 6 per cent. It ranked number 21 in the worldwide rankings.

The survey compares the prices of over 160 product and services. These include clothing, food, drinks, rent, transportation, utility bills, personal care, household supplies and recreational costs.

Most Expensive Cities in the World (Cost of Living)

  1. Tokyo, Japan
  2. Osaka, Japan
  3. Sydney, Australia
  4. Oslo, Norway
  5. Melbourne, Australia
  6. Singapore
  7. Zurich, Switzerland
  8. Paris, France
  9. Caracas, Venezuela
  10. Geneva, Switzerland

21. Vancouver, Canada

Ten Least Expensive Cities in the World (Cost of Living)

  1. Tehran, Iran
  2. Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
  3. Panama City, Panama
  4. Colombo, Sri Lanka
  5. Bucharest, Romania
  6. Algiers, Algeria
  7. Kathmandu, Nepal
  8. New Delhi, India
  9. Mumbai, India
  10. Karachi, Pakistan

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